Things To Do In Los Angeles

Painting Class for One, Two, or Four at Painting & Vino - Los Angeles (Up to 51% Off)

Painting & Vino (LA)

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

Professional artists give step-by-step instructions that teach guests how to recreate works of art while enjoying wine and cocktails

Chris Mitchell Live From Los Angeles for One, Two, or Four at LA Hotel on Friday, September 5 (Up to 79% Off)

Chris Mitchell

LA Hotel

$70 $25

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Accomplished saxophonist, who is a Grammy Recording Academy member, spreads smooth tunes

Kinnik Sky's"Sunday Mourning" at Nate Holden Performing Arts Center on September 11 (Up to 51% Off)

Dazzal Mi Entertainment: Sunday Mourning

Nate Holden Performing Arts Center

$35 $17

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A woman discovers she's been betrayed in a NAACP Theater Award–winning dramedy written by and starring American Idol's Kinnik Sky

$49 for a One-Hour Weekday Horseback Tour for Two from Sunset Ranch Hollywood ($80 Value)

Sunset Ranch Hollywood

Hollywood Hills

$80 $49

(165)

Ride through the hills of Griffith Park on a leisurely horseback tour and see the Hollywood sign, Griffith Observatory, and downtown LA

$45 for an 80-Minute Flight Simulator Session at Fly The Dream ($89 Value)

Fly The Dream

Mid-Wilshire

$89 $45

F-16 simulator creates vivid flying experience using 180-degree field of vision views, replica seats, and cockpit with 100+ functions

$63 for $125 Worth of Soccer at Northridge Futsal League

Northridge Futsal League

Los Angeles

$125 $63

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

30-Minute Helicopter Tour for Two or Three People from Copter Pilot (Up to 48% Off)

Copter Pilot

Van Nuys Airport

$450 $299

Helicopter tours provide a bird's eye view of sights such as the Hollywood Sign, Encino, and Santa Monica Pier; custom tours also available

$750 for a Recording Package with Songwriting, Engineering, and CD or MP3 at Cult Studios ($2,000 Value)

Cult Studios

Los Angeles

$2,000 $750

Studio staffed with pro songwriters and audio engineers help music hopefuls write, record, and mix a song, which they take home on CD or MP3

Five, Ten, or Fifteen Classes at CrossFit Woodland Hills (Up to 72% Off)

CrossFit Woodland Hills

Canoga Park

$150 $49

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Students exceed personal fitness goals with a full-body, high-intensity exercise program that blends strength, cardio, and stamina training

$129 for a Flying Lesson with Classroom Time, Simulator Time, and In-Plane Instruction at Encore Flight ($430 Value)

Encore Flight

Northridge

$430 $129

(49)

An FAA-certified instructor teaches in a classroom and inside a simulator, before taking students up in a plane for real-world instruction

Two or Four 2-Hour Capoeira Classes at Capoeira Los Angeles (Up to 64% Off)

Capoeira Los Angeles

Los Angeles

$70 $35

Capoeira fuses Brazilian martial arts, dance, and aerobatics to create a dialogue between two fighters while spectators sing and play music

$275 for $500 Worth of Recording-Studio Rental — PenthausLA

Penthaus La

Los Angeles

$500 $275

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

10 Fitness Classes or Two Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Whole Notha Level Fitness (62% Off)

Whole Notha Level Fitness

Winnetka

$130 $49

Participants exercise in small, motivating groups during fat-burning workouts, cardio-kickboxing classes, or a high-intensity boot camp

10-Class Yoga Punch Card or Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at The Balance Center (Up to 51% Off)

The Balance Center

West Los Angeles

$130 $65

Small class sizes let experienced yoga instructor personalize poses to be gentle or challenging

Six Training Sessions from Stay Ready Fitness (45% Off)

Stay Ready Fitness

Redeem from Home

$600 $330

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

 Personal-Training or Indoor Rock-Climbing Sessions from BOLDFITNESS (Up to 63% Off). Four Options Available.

BOLDFITNESS

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Certified trainer designs custom workouts in a regular gym or teaches introductory rock-climbing sessions on an indoor wall

Nutrition Class and Optional Physique Kickstart Package at Physique4Fitness (Up to 57% Off)

Physique4Fitness

$150 $69

Instructors push patrons on the path toward healthier lifestyles with nutrition classes, further motivating them with custom nutrition plans

10 or 15 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Yoga NoHo (Up to 70% Off)

Yoga NoHo

North Hollywood

$130 $39

Stretch and twist during relaxing yoga classes, such as Restorative Yoga, or burn calories and tone during Yoga Boot Camp

VIP Nightlife Experience Club Crawl for One, Two, or Four from Our Nightlife (Up to 56% Off)

Our Nightlife

Hollywood

$79 $39

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Club crawl with VIP entrance to clubs, guided tours, drinks, and specials

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Blaine Eastcott's love of the outdoors is rooted in fond childhood memories of family camping trips. On one such trip, Blaine's teenage self impulsively climbed a 100-foot rock only to soon find himself struck by panic high up on the rock face. He was paralyzed by fear, until a surge of adrenaline gave him the courage needed to scramble the final 10 feet up. This ordeal spurred him to take rock-climbing classes?and eventually led to his current position as the president of Rockreation. His three adrenaline-inducing arenas challenge climbers of all skill levels with more than 28,500 total square feet of climbing terrain, composed of jagged cliffs, bouldering nooks, and craggy archways. The faux-mountain range mimics the conditions of real rocks with indentions, overhangs, and eagle's nests.

The gyms devote one-third of their space to a bouldering area, which blends into a top-rope course fraught with varying angles, and a large lead area with an overhanging arch. Across these angles, passionate instructors with extensive outdoors experience?and a background in conversational mountain goat?guide students through the Fight Gravity program. The three-class series focuses on belaying basics, and progresses through technique instruction and bouldering. They also lead seasonal kids' camps where tiny humans can explore the routes, or plunge on a big swing and zipline. The gyms also have a separate area with machines, traditional weights, and cardio equipment for members who want to not only climb rocks, but also lift heavy ones above their heads.

11866 La Grange Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Jay Kerwin knows a thing or two about making it through a tough regimen. A certified skydiver, scuba diver, pilot, and EMT, he was also one of only seven to graduate from the Air Force’s Pararescue Special Operations Indoctrination program––a course that begins with about 500 candidates. Now known as “the Major,” he helps build confidence and stronger bodies at Boot Camp LA, instilling his students with the same kind of motivation and work ethic that led him to win several national bodybuilding competitions and open pickle jars with ease.

Atop the plush grass and unforgiving concrete surrounding the La Brea Tar Pits and George C. Page Museum park, new and experienced recruits tone muscles as sneakered feet beat the ground during military-style drills that include running, strength workouts, and circuit training. Classes are lead by Jay and his wife Marcella, an athlete since age 10 and fondly referred to as “the Lieutenant.” Together, they work with men and women of all ages and fitness levels, developing workouts and offering nutrition advice. Recruits can train before the sun rises with classes ending before 10 a.m., or shake off sweat and workplace stress as the sun sets during an evening class. Aside from helping students lose weight, the Major and Lieutenant help them start or end each day with positive reinforcement, staying away from the yelling, belittling, and mama insulting often associated with traditional military-style boot camps.

5801 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

The founders of Liberation Yoga were probably flattered when their studio was named one of LA Weekly's best yoga studios in 2013. But it wasn't the highest honor they'd ever received?in 2007, Travel+Leisure crowned Liberation Yoga one of the best studios in the entire world.

Those are just two of the numerous awards the studio has accumulated since it opened in the early 2000s, right when the '90s fitness craze of teasing hair until your arms gave out began to decline. Perhaps the praise is due to the fact that the majority of its yoga instructors boast more than a decade of experience. Or maybe it's because they focus solely on yoga while still offering a wide variety of classes types. That class range includes from gentle styles of yoga, which relieve stress, to flow classes, which challenge the body with rigorous, Vinyasa-style movements, to classes specifically designed for families and toddlers.

Or maybe it's the classroom itself?a bright, mystical place where mismatched dark and light hardwood slats cover the floors, natural light pours through the windows, and a sky-blue ceiling slants toward the outer wall. Touches such as tree-like wooden poles, greenery and flowers, and brown vines complete the fairytale look, making the studio a magic place in which to move and obtain inner peace.

124 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Melanie Archer-Dieveney took to Pilates instantly. As a new mother, she turned to the core-strengthening art to reshape her body, and in the process, she began to reshape her life. She was amazed not only by the transformation in how her body looked, but how it felt?she noticed an increase in her energy and focus levels, a very welcome change to the single mom of a 2-year-old. After getting her certification, she decided to create a studio where like-minded exercisers could bring their children to class. Archer Pilates & Wellness originally opened as a small labor of love in her garage. But today, alongside a team of licensed and certified instructors, she leads her classes in a serene studio with gleaming wood floors and numerous props, including Pilates reformer machines, medicine balls, and four brass poles for pole-dancing classes. She has developed a hands-on, customized roster of Pilates classes, ensuring that each guest performs workouts specifically tailored to their goals, whether they want to lose inches or build core muscles strong enough to deflect a sprinting child less than 60 pounds. As adults lengthen and strengthen their muscles, the instructors also lead kids through Pilates and yoga classes, taking a more active and engaging approach to traditional childcare.

6504 Arizona Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US

A giant forest stretches across most of California?but its impossible to hike there. Submerged just off of the state's rocky coast, large kelp forests make a home to diverse animal and plant life. Moray eels, leopard sharks, and giant sea bass all swim beneath the water, while sea otters splash at the surface. That's just one of the habitats on display inside the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.

The 21,000-square-foot aquarium showcases Southern California's rich marine life, making it the largest aquarium of its kind in the world. The Susanne Lawrenz-Miller Exhibit Hall charts a journey through different regions, from the open ocean, to the mudflats, to the sandy shores. Other areas present a more immersive experience. The tide pool lets visitors touch a starfish, while the exploration center lets them crawl into a tunnel, where they find themselves surrounded by octopuses, sting rays, and other creatures that have signed contracts to make public appearances.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium wants to keep all of these creatures around for the long term. Case and point: the aquarium houses a research library and an aquatic nursery, where the team raises young sea animals and trains young scientists.

3720 Stephen M White Dr.
San Pedro,
CA
US

With schools on the shores of the United States, China, and the Philippines, the International Academy of Film and Television (IAFT) works to nurture the next generation of Hollywood’s elite. The academy's hands-on training, one-on-one attention, quality gear, and focus on all aspects of the craft, from writing to directing to performing, have earned it praise from the Hollywood Reporter as one of the Best Film Schools in the World. To put these means to use, IAFT hosts programs that can lead to certification or a diploma, as well as workshops that sharpen skills or introduce beginners to the world of the silver screen.

Yet for a student few things are more important than having a stolen answer key to their finals and an influential mentor. So IAFT stocks their faculty with experienced professionals such as Frederick Bailey. Bailey has directed more than 100 stage plays in theaters across the United States and has seen more than 20 of his screenplays become movies. He also holds a recurring role on the television soap Days of Our Lives and has taught acting, directing, and screenwriting in Japan and the Philippines.

1262 Westwood Boulevard
Los Angeles,
CA
US

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